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Unformatted text preview: (d) Using your data, try to draw a diagram explaining the path the light is taking. (e) Are your observations the same when the beaker is empty? 3) Your instructor will give you a wide, flat object to place inside the beaker. Does it appear different above and below the surface of the water? 4) Once you have discussed your observations with the class, your instructor will show you an apparatus that allows you to trace the path of light through different transparent objects called prisms. (a) How does the path of the light change as you change the orientations of the prisms? (b) Does the shape of the prisms matter? (c) Can you use ray diagrams and the path of the rays in the prism to explain the observations you made in steps 1 through 3? Guide to notes in your lab notebook: 1. Make a diagram of a submerged object, and make a diagram of what you see. Try to draw lines showing the path of the light....
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- Spring '09